Happy Anniversary Jim Abbott!!!

On this day in 1993, Jim Abbott pitched a no-hitter for the New York Yankees.

All major league starting pitchers have the talent to throw a no-hitter.  Yet of all of the guys that I have seen, watched, or read about tossing a ‘No-No’, Jim Abbott’s performance back in 1993 was astonishing to me and remains a bold memory for me 16 years later.

In that game, Abbott was awesome.  In front of 27,000 fans at Yankee Stadium, Abbott’s Yankees team took on the Cleveland Indians.  The Indians roster was stacked with talented hitters like Kenny Lofton, Albert Belle, Manny Ramirez, and Jim Thome.  Having to battle and overcoming these incredilby talented hitters makes Abbott’s no-hitter more remarkable…

While putting in 9 innings of work, Abbott threw 119 pitches.  And while walking 5 batters and striking out just 3 men through the game, it was Abbott’s compettive nature that helped him through the game which led his team to victory and him into baseball’s record books!!!

Congratulations Jim Abbott!!!

The ball I had Abbott sign for me TTM - SWEET!!!

The ball I had Abbott sign for me TTM - SWEET!!!

One response to “Happy Anniversary Jim Abbott!!!

  1. I loved the year Jim pitched for the Crew. I actually got to see him throw against the Tigers in my lone trip to Tiger Stadium. I remember that game very well and probably always will.

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